As I lay in bed last night and could not sleep, I got to thinking about chocolate!! I think I was hoping if I thought about chocolate before falling asleep, I would then have great dreams of working at a chocolate factory or living in a land flowing with chocolate!
Instead I decided that I needed to post more about chocolate, since my blog title obviously endears me to chocolate. Then I found this chocolate carnival and knew I needed to link up and give it a try!!
So I thought I would post 10 things I love about chocolate!
You don’t NEED much to satisfy that craving, yet it is so easy to indulge in more!
It’s so quick and easy to grab just a bite here and there of chocolate
I live in a town with a chocolate factory. I can often be found sitting at my daughter’s soccer games catching a glorious whiff of chocolate!!!
As a child I remember my mom keeping a stash of Nestle Chocolate Chips in a kitchen cupboard, and somehow she never got to making the chocolate chip cookies but the bag was often empty. I now understand why that happened and have determined my affinity for chocolate must be genetic! :)
This Texas Sheet Cake recipe has been a favorite of mine since I was a child….more proof that my love for chocolate is genetic.
Here is a perfect example of smart, wise people and people who are leaders that eat chocolate-
The French Leader Napoleon insisted that wine, from the Burgundy vineyard called Chambertin, as well as chocolate be available during military campaigns. Due to its precious nature, the distribution of chocolate was limited to himself and his senior military advisors.
Chocolate comes in such great NUTRITIOUS varieties how can you not love it, chocolate covered raisins, chocolate covered strawberries, dark chocolate is just full of antioxidants…….veggies and chocolate are all good for you!
Chocolate Chip pancakes and sausage can make a quick easy dinner!
Americans eat an average of twenty two (22) pounds of candy each year, or approximately 2.8 BILLION pounds annually, split almost equally between candy and chocolate. That is far less than most Europeans consume. – Therefore it’s very important to keep eating chocolate to support the American economy during tough times
Jesus and Dark Chocolate….how can you go wrong with that combination.
For more chocolate posts and recipes visit, Stop and Smell the Chocolates!
Happy Chocolate Eating!